Motivational speakers are becoming more and more important to people in the modern world. From a small crowd at a local community meeting to thousands of guests at an international conference, a good motivational speaker can always engage with the audience and motivate them to strive for certain goals and targets. If a motivational speaker is that useful, how can one be a good motivational speaker then?
First of all, you need to step out of your comfort zone. Create or seize the opportunities to speak to a group of people. For example, you can be the person who leads a presentation at your office. It is important to get used to speaking to a group of people. Of course, I am not telling you to turn up to a national conference and speak to the audience immediately, but start with small groups. Try to speak to groups of your friends, family or colleagues . If you become more comfortable then perhaps you can move on to larger groups or complete strangers. The main point is that gaining experience is really important, and you shouldn’t be disheartened if you fail a couple of times. It is important that you don’t give up and learn from the failures.
Once you are comfortable to speak to a crowd, it is time to improve your skills. A motivational speaker has to motivate the crowd. In order to so, you must develop and convey your ideas clearly. I found a particular thought pattern – PEEL – very useful. PEEL stands for Point, Explanation, Evaluation and Link. A good motivational speaker is able to the convey his ideas in a logical way. When you are writing a speech, always ask yourself if you’ve explained your thoughts enough and whether you have linked you points back to the topic.
Lastly and most importantly, a good motivational speaker must engage with the crowd. Before you speak, always do some research. A motivational speaker has to learn what the audience likes. You won’t be able to motivate your audience if you are speaking about something that they have no interest in or something that they don’t understand. Also, it is always good to come up with some punchy lines, such as ‘I have a dream’ by Martin Luther King. It is these punchy quotes which the audience will remember for a very long period of time.
It requires courage, time and hard work to become a motivational speaker. There are also many other sound tips to consider and to find out more about those please get in touch with Bianca Miller-Cole by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, call 02086679519 or visit www.biancamiller.uk